The Merlot is medium dark red in color with red and black plum aromas. Spicy oak enhances the ripe Merlot aromas and flavors. This is a soft and elegant wine, with bursts of flavor late in the palate. Round and silky mouthfeel with plum and cherry-like flavors.
Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
International Wine Cellar(1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 84, May/June 1999 Good deep red. An initial leathery quality dissipated to reveal aromas of crushed red berries, roasted cherry, mace, and tarry, smoky oak. Strong, fresh red berry flavors offer a lovely sappy quality. Silky texture. Finishes quite firm and young, with dusty tannins and hints of tar and bourbon.